*Applies only to mild-to-moderate OSA.
Sleep apnea goes undiagnosed in many as a lot of people are unaware of manifestations.
Assume a child is not getting restful sleep night after night for years and kid can even be diagnosed with adhd and disruptive behavior. In long term, if it goes undiagnosed might cause growth problems and cognitive development.
Infants and young children with obstructive sleep apnea don’t always snore. They might just have disturbed sleep, complaining of tiredness and/or under eye circles. Adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea may have daytime tiredness but kids might have behavioral problems.
Durig the day you might notice:
Diagnosis of sleep apnea is not simple because there can be many different causes. Primary healthcare providers, pulmonologists, neurologists, or other healthcare providers with specialty training in sleep disorders may be involved in making a diagnosis and starting treatment.
Several tests are available for evaluating sleep apnea, including our Take Home Sleep Test: SleepImage.
SleepImage is a revolutionary Approach to Screen, Diagnose and Manage Sleep Health in Children & Adults to:
To read more check out the Introduction to SleepImage.
This device can be blue toothed into your phone to measure your heartrate, respiratory rate, oxygen.
The SleepImage System is FDA-cleared to aid clinical diagnosis of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) in children, adolescents and adults. The output from the SleepImage System present various sleep related output metrics such as sleep duration (SD), total sleep time (TST), wake after sleep onset (WASO) and sleep quality (SQI) and sleep disordered breathing (SDB) related output metrics that include an Oxygen Desaturation Index (ODI), an Apnea Hypopnea Index (sAHI), a Respiratory Disturbance Index (sRDI) and the Sleep Apnea Indicator (SAI) that is derived from Cyclic Variation in Heart Rate (CVHR). The SleepImage System is patented, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliant cloud-based system. It is intended for use by, or on the order of, a Healthcare Professional to establish sleep quality, aid in the evaluation of sleep disorders to inform or drive clinical management, as well as to aid in diagnosis and management of SDB. The SleepImage System is FDA-cleared for use with children from age 2, adolescents and adults.
Make an appointment with your child’s dentist to screen sleep problems. ADA recommends dentists screening for sleep apnea if your child consistently wakes up in the morning feeling tired and has behavioral problems.
Sleep apnea and adult sleep apnea. While adults usually have daytime sleepiness, children are more likely to have behavioral problems. The underlying cause in adults is often obesity, while in children the most common underlying condition is enlargement of the adeno.
Early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent complications that can affect children’s growth, cognitive development and behavior.
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